Felicia Mabuza-Suttle rose to prominence as the host of the first widely successful talk show in post-apartheid South Africa – the “Rainbow Nation”. Who could ever forget the iconic “The Felicia Mabuza Suttle Show” (and those amazing title sequences like that “Reach Out and Touch” one. Yes, we know, we were children in the 90s but her presence on TV (at that level) was impactful and gave Black children much hope and belief that they too could achieve greatness. Felicia has done it all from attaining a PhD in Communications, to having an eyewear range, being an author and on the board of multiple businesses.
Felicia is also considered to have single-handedly established the motivational speaker as a fixture in South African culture, through her TV show. She was voted as the 70th greatest South African of all time in an informal public poll in the TV show “Great South Africans”.
The entrepreneur and business woman returns to South Africa to be honoured at the “Gauteng High Impact Leadership Summit 2018 (in honour of Felicia Mabuza-Suttle)”. The same event last year honoured entrepreneur extraordinaire, Dr Richard Maponya, in a similar occasion. A grandiose oil painting of Felicia will also be unveiled at this auspicious occasion – accompanied by much pomp, ceremony and fanfare. The unveiling of the painting will follow a live interview, aptly dubbed “One on One with Felicia”, and conducted by branding guru, Mr Thebe Ikalafeng.
The event will take place at the Soweto Theatre (limited to 450 guests who will be honoured being in the presence of the who’s who of South African leadership and entrepreneurs) on Thursday, 27 September 2018. The programme will include engagement with speakers such as: Hon Lindiwe Zulu (Minister of Small Business Development), Prof Thuli Madonsela (South Africa’s former Public Protector), Tbo Touch (of TouchCentral HD), DJ Sbu among many other distinguished academics.